Health Care, General/Other News

News and information on the role that government, small business, the nonprofit sector and philanthropy play in creating healthy and vibrant communities.

Commonwealth Fund Update on ACA Implementation
Commonwealth Fund, a private foundation that works on health policies and reform, updates on the state's latest action on Affordable Care Act Implementation. Current insurance marketplace and...more



Social Enterprise Hopes to Improve Sanitation and Hygiene in Underprivileged Areas
Soap Cycling is a social enterprise that collects used soap bars from hotels, processes them, and works with NGOs to circulate processed soap to children and families in disadvantaged Asian...more

HHS Grants $36.3 million in ACA Funding to Improve Health Centers
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced it will be rewarding and expanding quality improvement in 1,113 health centers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and...more

Beyond Agrarian Design, Health Care Tech Company Gears Up for Sustainability
A bucolic farm houses the campus of health care software provider, Epic Systems Corporation, where employees and visitors alike will likely run into a cow or an alfalfa farmer in a conference...more

UNESCO Integrates Preservation of World Heritage Sites for Sustainable Tourism
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) integrates a unique approach to improve the lives of locals and subdue poverty by promoting cultural heritage and...more

A Topic Guide On Community Vitality and Rural Healthcare
A topic guide on community vitality and rural healthcare centers on how community and economic development can be in line with health services in rural areas and how collaboration between the sectors...more

Study: Children with Egg Allergies Can Safely Receive Vaccine
It has recently been reported that a new study from the University of Michigan has found that children who are allergic to eggs can now safely receive a single dose of seasonal influenza vaccine to...more

Importance of Paid Family and Medical Leave in Breastfeeding Support
The importance of the breastfeeding relationship is crucial, but in order to support breastfeeding, mothers should take some time off to leave room for some breastfeeding time. This is where paid...more

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Apple has announced the HealthKit - a part of its latest iOS release (iOS8) at the World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC). The HealthKit is revolutionizing digital and mobile health care. The...more






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Social Entrepreneurs, Which Comes First? Social Mission or Business Goals?


Social Entrepreneurs, Which Comes First? Social Mission or Business Goals?

For social entrepreneurs, what comes first? Business or mission?




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